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Adams, John Joseph

(1976-    ) US magazine editor and anthologist, associated with The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction as an editorial assistant from 2001 and assistant editor since 2004. He left F&SF in January 2010 to edit Lightspeed, launched in June that year, the first year's issues being commemorated in Lightspeed: Year One (anth 2011); he also took over Fantasy Magazine in October 2010, with his first issue as sole editor being March 2011. As of January 2012 became publisher of both these magazines; from 2015 to 2020, he was editor-at-large of John Joseph Adams Books, an imprint of the publishers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

His Anthologies of sf interest include Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (anth 2008) (see Holocaust; Ruined Earth), Seeds of Change (anth 2008), Federations (anth 2009) (see Future History; Space Opera), Brave New Worlds (anth 2011) (see Dystopia) and A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers (anth 2019) with Victor LaValle, an Original Anthology whose stories take a confrontational stance toward a world in crisis. [JC/DRL]

John Joseph Adams

born Perth Amboy, New Jersey: 31 July 1976

works as editor


The Living Dead


The Apocalypse Triptych

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy

individual titles


Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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